Business recruitment and marketing for the state
In 2007, the Hawthorn Foundation created Missouri Partnership to serve as the state’s leading business recruitment and marketing organization. The Missouri Partnership is the most important "front wheel" in business recruitment for the Hawthorn Foundation. An independent board of directors governs the Partnership, whose leadership comes from Hawthorn members.
Today the Partnership is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s premier statewide private sector business recruitment organizations. The Partnership’s services, all of which are provided free of charge to businesses interested in opening new operations in Missouri, include locating sites and buildings, compiling workforce data, facilitating government and regulatory meetings, determining incentive eligibility, coordinating labor training and identifying utility availability and costs.
Recent job announcements include:
Scollar Inc, a Silicon Valley-based animal health technology startup, announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Kansas City, Missouri, to launch its suite of products and expand the company in the Animal Health Corridor. Scollar will scale its administrative, customer success, sales, and marketing teams in Kansas City.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scollar to our state,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “Missouri has more than 8,000 projected tech openings across the state, and we are determined to fill them. We look forward to working with companies like Scollar to continue growing and developing high paying, high demand technology jobs in Missouri.”
Heartland Dental, the nation’s largest dental support organization serving approximately 1,400 supported dentists across more than 900 dental offices, announced today its decision to expand with a new non-clinical support office in St. Louis, Missouri.
“As our network of supported dentists grows, so must our infrastructure of support that is our tireless commitment to serve the needs of doctors and their dental office teams,” said Patrick Bauer, Heartland Dental President and CEO. “The St. Louis region has the right mix of central location, affordable real estate and talent to help Heartland Dental grow. We are grateful for the city’s warm welcome, and excited to bring jobs to the local economy.”
GESS International, a highly experienced and globally established renewable energy service company, is expanding with four new Green Energy Biogas Plants across Missouri. The plants will bring more than $145 million in investment into communities in Miller and Audrain counties, and are expected to create 84 new jobs.
“Investing into renewable energy projects provides opportunities to simultaneously generate significant financial returns, while mitigating or addressing societal and environmental challenges,” said Olga Bryzhan, the Director of GESS International.
SwipeSum, a financial services technology firm, has announced the location of its new headquarters in the Laclede’s Landing neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. The company announced their decision to relocate to Missouri from the west coast in 2018.
The company describes itself as a platform that helps merchants navigate the mess of credit card processing and its related services and fees, and was previously headquartered in Los Angeles.
“At that point, SwipeSum was just me and my brother, Stephen,” said SwipeSum CEO Michael Seaman. “He had been living here for a few years and convinced me to relocate to St. Louis so we could work from the same space. When I got here, I was blown away by what St. Louis had to offer.”
Central Service and Supply, Inc., an advanced manufacturer headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced the selection of Macon, Missouri, as the location of their new advanced manufacturing facility citing access to talent and logistical advantages as main reasons for their choice.
“We are extremely excited to expand into Missouri,” Adam Nolan, Vice President of Central Service and Supply, said. “We’ve operated out of Iowa for 44 years and had the privilege of working with a number of Missouri companies. We believe a physical Missouri location will solidify those existing relationship and help us establish new ones with vast numbers of aggregate producers located throughout the state.”
In June 2018, Mr. Hiten Bhuta and Mr. Bhavish Bhutta from CGS Infotech India participated in the SelectUSA Summit as part of a delegation led by US Ambassador to India HE Kenneth Juster to explore investment opportunities in the United States. SelectUSA is an annual summit organized to attract foreign investment and create new job opportunities in the US. During the Summit, CGS Infotech India connected with Missouri representatives Deborah Price of Missouri Partnership, Lori Becklenberg of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Tim Nowak of the World Trade Center St. Louis. Based on the effective initial presentation and post-event support by the Missouri Team, Mr. Hiten Bhuta and Mr. Bhavish Bhutta decided to evaluate setting-up a tourism technology innovation center in Missouri within 12 weeks of visiting St. Louis.